'Stanley Spencer called this drawing "Hilda holding my coat tails". He drew it on canvas in the fifties with the intention of painting it and including it among the paintings he was assembling for what he called the Hilda Memorial, in which it was to be N° 8. If he had realised his plan it would have hung in the chapel in the Temple of Love which he contemplated, along with his great altarpiece, the Apotheosis of Hilda (Hilda Carline was Spencer's first wife, who divorced him in 1936 [sic] and died in 1950).'
A handwrtten note by Maurice Collis attached to the reverse. Maurice Collis was the author of the 1962 biography on Stanley Spencer.